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MusicSUDNOISSENZA-Grunge, Progressive, Rock Band--Check Them Out
Jimi Hendrix and my good friend Amelia Ray as well as neo-soul, 70s soul, 80s R&B, 90s Hip Hop, Contemporary and vintage music from popular and creative artists such as (but not limited to) Tupac, Outkast, Erykah Badu (Debut), D'Angelo, Lenny Kravitz, Maxwell, Jay-z, Tracy Chapman, Terence Trent D'Arby (remember him?), Digable Planets (remember them?), Emimen, DMX (before the meltdown), George Michael (Listen With Prejudice), Madonna (Ray of Light), Prince (everything), Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sade, Zap Mama, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Van Hunt, India.Aire, and Jill Scott (the first CD was exceptional).
Books"I Know Why the Cage Birds Sing", "Giovanni's Room," "Manchild in the Promised Land," and countless great works by authors ranging from Homer to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
HeroesMy grandmother Margaret (R.I.P.), Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley, Che Guevara, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and countless, unnamed women of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nikki Giovanni, Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou), Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Eldridge Cleaver, Bill Cosby, Debbie Allen, Claude Brown, Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis, Ida B. Wells, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois and numerous unnamed scientists, investors and leaders who frequently are overlooked because of ethnic origin, gender or "race."
About me:The "force" within me is strong.
Independent Thinker: The Donovan Story
I think most people would say that I am consistent. I try to take the high road. Why? At an early age, I was lucky enough to see that there are more to things than people say. People edit their speech based on their audience. I think we all do it. For instance, a politician will say what she needs to in order to keep the peace, get the votes or bring people together. Likewise, a member of the clergy is likely to reinforce the tenets of his religious institutions in order to keep order…even if he feels such rules are unjust.
Food for Thought
While growing up, everyone told me that eating meat (beef, poultry, fish) was essential for normal human development. They seem to omit or ignore the fact that over 1.3 billion human beings could be fed each year from the grain and soybeans that go to livestock in the United States. This means that the entire population of the United States could be fed (without losing any nutritional value) and there would still be enough food left over to feed one billion people. In a world where millions of people die each year of starvation, that type of food excess and inefficiency could be considered unethical. (Source: http://vegetariantips.net)
Officially in my late 30s, I am stronger, healthier and have more muscle mass than ever. Amazing, if you consider I have been vegetarian for nearly 17 years. It, however, is not that astonishing because people in the US generally eat for taste rather than health. I eat for life.
Why the Big Speech?
My being a vegetarian is a challenge to conventions regarding how human beings ought to eat. My doctor’s positive health reports validate vegetarianism as a healthy way of life. Likewise, I am on myspace to develop healthy friendships as well as to meet others who challenge convention and seek truth in many forms (e.g., spiritual, emotional, intellectual, personal and so on). So, my list of friends will be varied. Their images/motion pictures, opinions and senses of humor are their own. With that said, my showcasing friends—who appear on my page—is a vote of confidence for their independent thoughts. As in real life, I may disagree with my friends’ stances on numerous issues. Still, I have love and respect for all.
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- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Kingston (Jamaica); Washington, DC (USA)
- Body type: 6' 1" / Athletic
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Someday
1989 to 1993
- Washington,Washington DC
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
- Major: Communications
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